March 11, 2016 – Worcester, Mass. – Xenoma Inc., will be unveiling its new “e-skin” at SXSW from March 13-16, 2016. Xenoma’s e-skin demo will be available in the Todai to Texas booth of SXSW. Since e-skin’s debut at CES2016, developers and users have taken notice of its ease of use and wearing comfort for free-form motion capture applications.

As the Virtual Reality (VR) gaming market continues its growth path, software developers and system integrators will need a user-friendly solution to freely track motion in any environment. Xenoma’s e-skin is the answer. Using four sensors per arm, e-Skin can detect the user’s motion necessary for fluid and accurate representation in a variety of game simulations.

About Xenoma

Founded in November 2015 as a spin-off from the Someya Lab at the University of Tokyo, Xenoma combines user-friendly electronic interfaces with state-of-the-art materials development and leverages existing apparel manufacturers in Japan to create the next generation in smart wearable apparel. Xenoma has offices in Japan (Tokyo), and has recently announced the opening of their U.S. office in Worcester, MA at the Worcester Clean Tech Incubator (


For more information on e-skin:

Email or go to
Call: +1-401-225-7442(US) or +81-3-3830-7977(Japan)

Japan Office
Xenoma Inc.
The University of Tokyo UCR Plaza #402
7-3-1- Hongo, Bunkyo-ku
Tokyo 113-0033 Japan

U.S. Office
Worcester CleanTech Incubator
c/o Xenoma U.S.
44 Portland St, 4th floor
Worcester, MA 01608


National Grid

Jim Cleary – Lead Engineer for Green Energy and Distributed Generation Interconnections offers in-house office hours at WCTI

Jim is available to meet with companies that are seeking guidance on working with the utilities from both a technical and strategic standpoint. Making sure that startups align their efforts to comply with industry standards and best practices can alleviate major road blocks down the line. His breadth of knowledge and familiarity with he local distribution system is an invaluable resource to our community.

Jim Cleary received his BSc in Electrical Engineering and MBA from WPI and has 24 years of experience as a distribution engineer at National Grid USA in Massachusetts. In recent years his focus has been on system integration of distributed generation on 35kV systems and below, including solar, wind (1, 2), hydro, flywheels (3), co-generation and landfill gas. His main interests are system impacts due to high penetration distributed generation, particularly voltage and power quality (4, 5).

By helping startups navigate the complexities of the energy sector, National Grid is driving new technology adoption. WCTI is proud to be partnered with National Grid to ensure that we have clean, reliable energy now and for the future.
Contact WCTI to find out more.


Startup Worcester

StartUp Worcester is an initiative of the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Higher Education – Business Partnership, The Venture Forum, and Worcester CleanTech Incubator to launch and to provide support as well as space for the region’s young entrepreneurs. Each year, StartUp Worcester awards 12, full year memberships to both the Chamber, The Venture Forum, and WCTI. There is no charge for applications or winners. Each StartUp Worcester membership awarded is valued at over $12,000 (Chamber, WCTI shared office and The Venture Forum memberships), but the access to resources, network and publicity are invaluable to help companies get to the next level.
We are pleased to announce the 12 winning companies:

  1.  Arrow is a novel mobile dating app founded by Novall Khan who graduated from Harvard Graduate School of Education in 2012.
  2. AsanaRa is a line of natural, holistic  skincare products, founded by Daysha Williams, a  Clark University aluma of 2016.
  3. Box Mountain Games is a digital media design and development studio, founded by Jacob Peltola, a 2016  Becker College graduate.
  4. Dropwise, a mobile platform for social good, was founded by Marc Printz, a rising Junior at WPI.
  5. FRWD Inc, an automatic savings mobile application, was founded by H. Anthony Moore, a 2016 graduate from Howard University.
  6. GeoStage, focusing on digital game design, was founded by WPI senior Brian Keeley-DeBonis.
  7. The Hum, a company creating digital media crafted for young entrepreneurs, was Founded by David Powers, a senior at WPI.
  8. HydroGlyde Coatings LLC, a medical device company producing consumer products, was founded by Stacy Chin, a 2012 graduate from Holy Cross.
  9. Psychoactive Entertainment is a mobile app and software contract development studio, founded by Tyler Haddad, a rising Junior at Becker College.
  10. PW Industries, producing promotional and marketing content, was founded by Paul Wiley, a rising sophomore at Holy Cross.
  11. Simplicity Tech, a technology and software company, was founded by Angelo Padin from the US Marine Corps.
  12. WooRides, zero emission transportation for the general public, was founded by WPI alumnus Shahbaz Soofi.

Make sure to be on the lookout for updates as these exciting companies grow with WCTI.